I mean I don’t know if you would consider a cover up or whatever. But I mean I get so depressed of how lonely I am. No one sees therefore they do not ask about it ,which I like because it’s all to myself. I get even more lonely at the fact that it’s the people around me and not me and all I can fix is me. call it pointing fingers or whatever but I know I act in a way that shouldn’t give me this feeling. That’s my opinion. period.
Tomb Raider Tours #13: Ahmad
Ahmad admits his collection may never be complete, but his Tomb Raider assembly is incredibly impressive regardless. Check out the gallery above to spy TR Towels, Tonner dolls, props, and an impressive number of worldwide publications featuring Lady Lara!
Name: Ahmad AKA Orphen5
Country of Origin: United Arab Emirates
How long have you been a fan of Tomb Raider?
I’ve been a fan of Tomb Raider since 1996, when I was 14 years old. The cover of the game immediately intrigued me. I said “Oh, a woman with two guns, why not?” I’ve been a fan since my brother got Tomb Raider back in 1996. I used to watch him play it on the PlayStation, until I got my own PS1 for my birthday and started to play it myself!
What is your fondest Tomb Raider memory?
I’ve had a lot of sweet memories with Lara. At the beginning I loved the game but was not a fan until I saw a huge poster promoting TR2 (the same picture used on The Face magazine cover). I felt like she was looking at me and I fell in love with her at that moment. After a while I got a chance to visit ECTS (European Computer Trade Show) in 1997 and saw Rhona Mitra performing. That’s when I became officially crazy about Lara.
Where did you get the bulk of your Tomb Raider merchandise?
eBay and Amazon because it’s hard to find anything in the United Arab Emirates except the games, guide books,and magazines.
How do you store or display all of your Tomb Raider goods?
I store everything in my room. The figures are in a glass display, while the statues are around the room, and other stuff is in boxes or bookshelves. I just wish I could display everything, but I don’t have much space since I’m a fan of a lot of other things.
What is the gem of your Tomb Raider Collection?
Everything I have is gem for me! But it’s probably the photos and video I took of Rhona Mitra and her signature. That, and the Playmates wetsuit figure is very dear to me, as it was the first figure I got and I remember I paid all my savings to get it back when I was a kid.
Is your collection complete?
I don’t think it will ever be complete. Every now and then I find something new that I don’t know about and I run to add it to my collection! I would love to get my hands on an original sketch, something official signed for me, and I will also die to get one of those life-sized statues.
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